Field Guide to Dragonflies of Britain and Europe
Identification guide to all the dragonflies and damselflies of Britain and Europe. Covers all of Europe from the Arctic Circle to the Mediterranean basin, including western Turkey, Cyprus, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and the Azores, Canaries and Madeira. Field descriptions and keys, detailed artwork, line drawings and photographs of all 160 species of Odonata recorded.
- ISBN: 9780953139941
- Author(s): Klaas-Douwe B. Dijkstra
- Illustrator(s): Richard Lewington
- Stock Code: 3139941
- Format: Paperback
- Illustrations: Line drawings, Colour photographs
- Pages: 320
- Published: 2006
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This title is the first handbook of its extent and detail on tropical Odonata. Extends from Sudan and Somalia to Zambia and Mozambique, including the entire eastern half of the Congo Basin, but treats almost two-thirds of the continent's species. More than 500 species are illustrated with 1,120 original drawings and over 360 colour photographs portraying 320 species. Identification keys to adult males of all species set a new standard for recognising 'the birdwatcher's insects' in Africa, detailed genus descriptions provide the most comprehensive account of their ecology and taxonomy so far, and all species have been furnished with a vernacular English name for the first time. Verified checklists are presented for Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
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All Great Britain and Ireland's resident and migrant dragonfly and damselfly species are fully described and illustrated with more than 280 colour works by Richard Lewington, one of Europe's foremost wildlife illustrators.
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Dragonflight: In Search of Britain's Dragonflies and Damselflies is an account of two years spent getting to know Britain's most dazzling and enigmatic insects - the dragonflies and damselflies. The quest to find, photograph, watch and learn about dragons and damsels took the author on a tour of diverse and lovely wetlands up and down Britain, from the rugged wild peat bogs of north-west Scotland to the languid meanders of the Oxfordshire Thames.